Select Counties Approve HPPD Inhibitor for LibertyLink GT27 Soybeans

01:08PM Mar 31, 2020
( Christopher Walljasper )

BASF’s LibertyLink GT27 soybeans finally have a herbicide partner approved. Alite 27 herbicide received EPA registration and can be used in select counties in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota and Tennessee.

“BASF continues to bring new innovations, like Alite 27 herbicide, to market to give growers more operational control over their crops and to help eliminate troublesome weeds in their fields,” said Scott Kay, Vice President of U.S. Crop, BASF Agricultural Solutions in a recent news release.

This is the first and only HPPD, group 27, herbicide approved for use in LibertyLink GT27 soybeans. BASF says this residual herbicide offers the following benefits:

  • Recharge- Alite 27 herbicide is reactivated by as little as one-half inch of rain.
  • Reliable Residual- The herbicide provides control of Palmer amaranth, waterhemp, marestail, kochia and other problems weeds up to two weeks longer than others on the market.
  • Resistance management- There are tank-mix options to help with weed resistance management.

Alite 27 has a low use rate of 1.5 to 3 ounces per acre. It can be tank mixed with other preemergent herbicides as well.

“One of the biggest challenges growers face is resistant weeds, and the soybean market needed a new residual active ingredient to help fight against them,” said Darren Unland, Technical Marketing Manager, BASF Agricultural Solutions. “Alite 27 herbicide will provide growers with another preemergent herbicide option to layer into their herbicide program for effective, season-long control.”

Check online labels or talk with BASF representatives to learn if you can legally apply this new herbicide in soybeans in your county. Alite 27 is a restricted use herbicide, so not all applicators will be able to apply it. Know your options and stay legal.

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